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Barking up the same tree: a comparison of ethnomedicine and canine ethnoveterinary medicine among the Aguaruna
  • Kevin A. Jernigan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 10 November 2009
BackgroundThis work focuses on plant-based preparations that the Aguaruna Jivaro of Peru give to hunting dogs. Many plants are considered to improve dogs' sense of smell or stimulate them to huntExpand
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Aguaruna Knowledge of Bird Foraging Ecology: A comparison with scientific data
We present a detailed look at local ecological knowledge (LEK) of the Aguaruna-Jivaro on plants foraged by frugivorous tropical birds. When asked how a particular plant is useful to people, AguarunaExpand
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De Novo Design, Synthesis, and Biological Activities of High-Affinity and Selective Non-Peptide Agonists of the δ-Opioid Receptor‖
On the basis of the structure−activity relationships of δ-opioid-selective peptide ligands and on a model of the proposed bioactive conformation for a potent and selective, conformationallyExpand
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The importance of chemosensory clues in Aguaruna tree classification and identification
  • Kevin A. Jernigan
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 3 May 2008
BackgroundThe ethnobotanical literature still contains few detailed descriptions of the sensory criteria people use for judging membership in taxonomic categories. Olfactory criteria in particularExpand
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Dietary restrictions in healing among speakers of Iquito, an endangered language of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Kevin A. Jernigan
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine
  • 11 July 2011
BackgroundEthnobotanical research was carried out with speakers of Iquito, a critically endangered Amazonian language of the Zaparoan family. The study focused on the concept of "dieting" ( siyan++niExpand
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Plants with Histories: The Changing Ethnobotany of Iquito Speakers of the Peruvian Amazon
Plants with Histories: The Changing Ethnobotany of Iquito Speakers of the Peruvian Amazon. This paper describes the first ethnobotanical study carried out with speakers of Iquito, a criticallyExpand
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Naukan ethnobotany in post-Soviet times: lost edibles and new medicinals
BackgroundThis study focuses on health-related plant use among speakers of the critically endangered Naukan language (Inuit-Yupik-Unangan family) in the Russian Far East. The Naukan people wereExpand
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Gathering “Mouse Roots,” Among the Naukan and Chukchi of the Russian Far East
The authors worked from 2014–2016, with 67 Naukan and Chukchi participants in six villages on the subject of “mouse roots,” a category of edible plants, including tubers of five species, taken fromExpand
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Beings of a Feather: Learning About the Lives of Birds with Amazonian Peoples
This article is a memoir of the author's fieldwork experiences studying traditional knowledge of bird species in the Peruvian Amazon. It describes his growth as a researcher, in light of theExpand
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Can a Use-based Taxonomy be Natural? An example from Aguaruna folk classification of trees
This work examines the classic utilitarian vs. intellectualist debate in cognitive ethnobiology from a new perspective. It challenges the notion that classifications based on utility are artificial,Expand
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